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HUEYTOWN, Alabama (WIAT) – A 2-year-old child died after accidentally shooting himself in Hueytown on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Hueytown Police Department, first responders were called to the 1400 block of 26th Avenue at 11:35 a.m. Monday regarding a report of a person shooting himself.

A 2-year-old has been found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was taken to the Children’s of Alabama, where she died.

“The initial investigation shows that the child found the weapon of a family member and unloaded it,” the HPD said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

The Jefferson County Corner office and the HPD are investigating the case.


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